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Latest news and happenings at Morris Inc.
The Associated General Contractors of South Dakota and the S.D. Department of Transportation announced the winners of the annual work zone awareness billboard campaign, and Pierre’s Allison DeMers won big. The campaign had fourth grade students create art designs to compete for a billboard spot.
“What we look for is a work zone awareness message that is relatable for both students and their parents,” Lindsay Willits, deputy executive vice president AGC, said. “The goal of the billboard contest is to remind motorists that safer driving habits mean safer work zones for everyone.”
The billboard contest is a fun way to engage with young people about safety and construction-related careers. AGC and SDDOT say to slow down, put down your phone or other distractions, and be aware of workers and equipment when driving through work zones.
April Employee of the Month Winner: Scott Mutschler
March Employee of the Month Winner: Carl Bartlett
March’s Employee of the Month winner is Carl Bartlett. Carl grew up in Sturgis, SD and lives in Pierre, SD with his wife of 39 years. He has 4 children; Sidney, Robert, Amanda and Billy. He has 18 grandchild and one great grandchild. He says that working for Morris has changed his life and is thankful for this opportunity. Thank you Carl for your contribution to Morris!
February Employee of the Month Winners; Brevin Klemann and Ray Frueh, Jr
Saturday, September 20th Morris helped the Boys and Girls Club assemble their new playground equipment and area! Thank you to all the volunteers that came out! John Morris, Andrew Forest, Darrel Curtis, Josh Brown, Chad Muntefering, Jamie Kerr, Stef Kerr, Kaden Keaton, Leander Austin, Tony Adamson, Trevor Adamson, Derek Blotske and Griz.
The children have received a new building and a new playground in 2020!
Thursday May 21st, 2020, Morris, Inc. was awarded a Certificate of Recognition for their continued support, commitment and dedication to both the community and the clients of the 6th Circuit Drug/DUI Court Program.
Judge Mayer, Judge Klinger and Tara Heubner surprised John Morris and TJ Gallagher with recognition and an award for their support of hiring individuals that are participants in the program.
Congratulations to John Morris and TJ Gallagher!
December Employee of the Month Winner Matt Radke!
December’s Employee of the Month winner is Matt Radke. Matt moved from Nebraska to Pierre in 2020 and started working at Morris. He has been married to his wife, Denise for 28 years and has an adult son Taylor. He moved to Pierre to be closer to his son and to take in the fishing and hunting opportunities the Pierre area and Missouri River offer. He worked with the Nebraska DOT for 22 years before starting his new career at Morris. Matt likes working at Morris because of the support and camaraderie from everyone. Thank you Matt for your contribution to Morris!
September Employee of the Month Winner Chad Muntefering!
August Employee of the Month Winner Duwayne Broyles!
August’s Employee of the Month winner is Duwayne Broyles. He is originally from Hot Springs, SD. He comes from a large family of five sisters and 7 brothers. He works for Morris during the summer season and lives in Hot Springs in the winter months. He has a background in construction, grounds maintenance and some factory work. He has enjoyed his 20 years of working at Morris because of the variety of tasks and jobs each season. Thank you Duwayne for your contribution to Morris!
July Employee of the Month Winner(s) David Wines, Zach Martin, Nick McGinnis!
Zach Martin (right)
Zach enjoys working for Morris and likes the scenery and the people he works with. He grew up in Chamberlain, SD with his parents, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Zach is also a twin! Before he came to work for Morris he worked at Red Rossa as a chef.
David Wines (middle)
David comes from a large family of 7 sisters and 2 brothers. His prior work history before Morris was working at a chemical plant, a wildlife refuge and was a supervisor for a demo company in Houston, TX. He enjoys working for Morris and loves that he is on a crew that gets to move and work in different places.
Nick McGinnis (left)
Nick grew up in Faith, SD then later lived in Lemmon, SD where he graduated. His family consists of one bio brother, three step-brothers, one step-sister and one half sister. He worked at the Edgebrook Golf Course in Brookings, SD for 10 years prior coming to Morris, Inc. He really enjoys working outside and meeting new people while flagging in the Badlands. He also likes the comradery of his co-workers and hopes to keep working at Morris for years to come.
June Employee of the Month Winner Arlin Decoteau!
June’s Employee of the Month winner is Arlin Decoteau. He works in the Tire Shop. He was born and raised in Belcourt, North Dakota. He worded at Marion Construction Company driving truck before joining Morris as a tire mechanic. He enjoys working with his co-workers and helping other when he can. He tries to keep a good attitude at work. He enjoys his off time with his girlfriend, daughter, step-daughter and two cats. Congrats again for winning Employee of the Month Arlin!
May Employee of the Month Winner Tony Adamson!
February Employee of the Month Winner Dick Adamson!
He has worked at Morris for the last 8 years in the Finance Department as the Controller. He came to Morris in 2011 during the historic floods. Dick owned his own construction company – Adamson Construction – before coming to Morris. Dick was instrumental in running one of the crews and did an excellent job! Thank you Dick for your contribution to Morris and the City of Pierre.